(Marc Bauer taken out of context at Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, curated by Stefan Burger)
And it feels like this Sunday we might be waving goodbye to Greece as we knew it, maybe for the best.
In any case, back to art. I had not seen Remap3, which opened September when I was up in Thessaloniki, and had to catch the closing. Angelo said that we should start from the show that Rallou Panagiotou had curated at the Kunsthalle Athena location, and indeed the three shows clustered together were amongst the strongest in a really great overall remap, a program that really energizes and brings together the entire Athens scene. (Just like the Athens Biennial, Kunsthalle Athena, Deste Foundation and all the great initiatives that make Athens a fantastic place for art, especially in these really strange times). Art among the ruins.
Rallou watching "The Color of the Pomegranade" by Sergei Parajanov, as the show was a collaboration between Rallou and Anthea Hamilton and Lorna McIntyre proposing works to be displayed next to their works, or something like that. Behind them a gigantic Rob Tufnell became a work.
great new work by Jennifer West
some Greek theater about to be eaten by a lion?
Whats great about ReMap is that gallery shows feel like artists run initiatives, artists expand onto the space freely, and somehow looking at art becomes an almost authentic experience.
(Marc Bauer showed drawings on paper and then did more drawings next to them on the wall)
this was not a work, but it looked appropriate so they left it there. maybe it becomes a work when it grows up?
a staircase fell off the wall,
Yorgos Sapountzis from the back
and the front
Rallou solo show at iBid, at Keramikou 51
a properly framed rock ( "polymeric recrystallized carbonate") by Zoe Giabouldaki
Aleksandra Waliszewska curated by Marina Vranopoulou
silver faded Greek flag in the twillight
Luca Trevisani at Mehdi Chouakri
Greek beefcake drawers by Antonakis Christodoulou in a two man show with Kostantin Kakanias
more Alexandros Tzannis, with brand new pieces
saying goodbye to something too